In between balancing the agents and maps, Riot are focusing on what's really important to players: giving them XP and rewarding them with cosmetics.
Valorant leaks reveal that there's a new XP "box" system in the works, where players earn daily login bonuses and XP performance boosts.
Obviously, this is a bit of a meme, but you can't fault Riot for giving the casuals some love. It's not like they ignore agent balance while working on new progression systems.
New Progression Info | #VALORANT— Mike - Valorant Leaks & Info (@ValorLeaks) February 2, 2022
> You will be able to earn boxes from wins or a logging in daily.
> The new system will have an Act Points System. Points will be awarded to your account when you open boxes. pic.twitter.com/K4rNlikBna
We have no idea when this system will make it into the live game, but it appears to be getting closer.
Our best guess would be at the start of the next act - at the earliest.